NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The Carleton College 2013-14 men’s tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team for the third straight year, making this the 11th time since 2002 that the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) cited the Knights for academic excellence. Additionally, seven players picked up individual recognition.
These honors recognize outstanding academic achievement during the 2013-14 season. The team award is given to ITA programs with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher. The Knights are one of only 52 NCAA Division III men’s tennis programs named a 2014 ITA-Academic Team.
To be recognized as an individual award winner, players must be letter winners and have a grade point average of at least 3.50. Carleton’s seven-player contribution to that group represents a new program best, surpassing the previous best of a half-dozen selections in 2003 and 2004.
Carleton’s individual award-winners include recent graduates McCoy Becker ‘14 (Ojai, Calif./Thacher School) and Nelson Wolf ’14 (Faribault, Minn./Shattuck-St. Mary’s School). Joining them are Andrew Hwang ’15 (Brookfield, Wis./University School), Ben Huang ’15 (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), Mark Conrad ’17 (Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong), Sam Bacon ’17 (Chapel Hill, N.C./Jordan) and Patton Mclelland ’17 (Rock Hill, S.C./Charlotte Latin School)
Since the ITA’s All-Academic Team program began in 2002, the Knights have received the team award 11 times compared to 17 combined times by the other nine MIAC men’s programs over that same time period. Joining the Knights on this year’s list are Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, and Saint John’s University.